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parliament today in connection with that tabloid phone-hacking scandal. a day after rupert murdoch denied any knowledge of wrongdoing. his testimony interrupted by a protester with a pie. >>> and swept away. three hikers feared dead after reportedly getting caught in a dangerous current and pulled over a big waterfall at yosemite national park. and searchers are out looking for their bodies today wednesday, july 20th, 2011. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >> announcer: live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> and good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a wednesday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> and i'm ann curry. as you see, it's 76 degrees already at 7:00 a.m. here in new york city. and new york is one of 32 states under a heat advisory warning today. >> i think you can see that shot from above, the haze that's hanging over the city. apparently a lot of the country is trapped inside what people are calling a heat dome. inside that dome temperatures in the 90s and 100s in areas that aren't used to getting that hot. now you throw humidity on top of that, and there is simpl
of rupert murdoch's top deputies. elizabeth palmer is in london with more. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. the police investigation is getting very serious now. one of the main lines of inquiry is going to determine or try and determine whether senior officers of murdoch's company knew of or were involved in unethical or especially illegal activity. mobbed by reporters in london, rupert murdoch plowed through, all smiles, to have dinners with his embattled ceo rebekah brooks. she'll be questioned by police later this week. there is a scramble inside murdoch's media empire to control toxic fallout from the "news of the world" hacking scandal which could start waves in the u.s. >> there are waves of could it have happened here? there are locks of reporters at any given time on the ground in the u.s., many stories, many of its celebrity stories are datelined here. >> reporter: the scandal broke last week with the case of milly dowler, a teenager murdered in 2002. her parents and thousands of others discovered that personal voice messages had been hacked by "news of the world" journal
that brought down -- that is bringing down parts of rupert murdoch's news empire. i'll get you more on that in just a moment. i wish i could say there's big news about the debt ceiling talks. i can't tell you that. there's more drama than dealing going on in d.c. right now. a fifth round of talks is set for today. but yesterday didn't go so well. house republicans called for a short-term extension and house majority leader eric cantor says this is what the president said in response. quote, don't call my bluff, eric. and then he walked out a few minutes later. president obama said all along he'd veto any short-term measure. ed administration says failure to raise the $14.3 trillion debt ceiling by august 2nd could trigger a partial default on the part of the united states. thanks to that debt ceiling issue and the possibility of default you're on notice. i'm on notice. everyone from maine to san diego is on in. moody's investor services, the debt rating agency plans to review the nation's aaa bond rating and might downgrade it from stable to negative. standard & poors has the u.s. b
does this keep happening on our runways? >>> and breaking right now. rupert murdoch's top lieutenant resigns overnight and the media mogul speaks out for the first time about the explosive allegations rocking his empire. >>> hours from freedom. casey anthony ready to walk from her jail cell. the jury foreman speaks out on the eve of her release and why he never wants to see her again. >>> the movie star and the teenager. he's 51. she's 16. the country's most controversial newlyweds talk to lara about the marriage that shocked everyone. now the real story revealed in a "gma" exclusivexclusive. >>> and good morning, everyone. tgif, happy friday and we are excited to be heading to central park soon. brad paisley is there. he'll be playing some of his new country music and also a song called "water" that is the water song for summer.d also a song >> we've got another beautiful day at central park. another big crowd gathering. can't wait to get to that but a lot of news so right to that collision on the taxiway in boston last night. hundreds of passengers evacuated after the wing of a del
. >> happy friday, guys. the scandal rapidly engulfing rupert murdoch and his media empire riveted yahoo! users this week. searches for murdoch are up more than 18,000% as newscorp abandoned its multibillion dollar bid to buy british satellite broadcaster bskyb. the web has been buzzing for more than a week about murdock ever since the allegations of hacking and bribery by employees of the british tabloid "news of world" surfaced and murdoch shut down the 168-year-old paper. lookups for rebecca brooks shot up in the wake of the british prime minister's call for her resignation and the announcement of a public inquiry. another international story captivating folks here at home is the action at the women's world cup in dresden, germany. according to fifa, more than 29 million women around the world play soccer. and if searches are any indication, this tournament is sure to light an even bigger passion for the sport in the u.s. as team usa heads into the final match on sunday against japan, players hope solo, abby wambach, and megan rapinoe are the most-searched team members right now on ya
-hacking scandal is cutting closer to the top of the murdoch media empire. rupert murdoch's top aide has been released from custody after her arrest. one of britain's top cops also resigned. abc's jeffrey kofman reports from london. >> reporter: the scandal that shuttered one of britain's oldest newspapers is nothing less than an earthquake. shaking this country to the core. the casualties just keep mounting. the latest? the head of scotland yard. sir paul stevenson resigned. he insisted he had no involvement in his force's failure to investigate widespread alleged criminal acts by murdoch's journalists. nor the alleged bribery of police officers by reporters. >> i had no knowledge of the extent of this disgraceful practice. or indeed to the extent of it. and the repugnant nature of the selection of victims that is now emerging. >> reporter: and there is more. rebekah brooks, just days ago she was at the apex of power running rupert murdoch's british operations. it is said he considered her his other daughter. on friday, she resigned from the company. she was arrested. the tenth arrest since
the massive tabloid scandal that brought one of the biggest newspapers down in just 24 hours. rupert murdoch under huge pressure as the outrage grows. >>> and the extraordinary spirit of survival. jaycee dugard breaks her silence about her 18-year ordeal. how she found hope in the middle of her kidnapping hell. >> you just do what you have to do to survive. >> diane sawyer, here with her emotional and exclusive interview. >>> and princess in prison? she's been a royal only for a week. why does she look like her unhappy highness? inside the misery of princess charlene. >>> and good morning, everyone. happy friday. and what a crazy scene in great britain. >> oh, my goodness. >> oldest newspaper in the country closed. the former editor, just moments ago arrested. this guy was an aide to the british prime minister and had to address this. other arrests coming for people in the media empire of rupert murdoch, the owner of fox news. >> and this is all because there are allegations the newspapepe was hacking into cell phones and e-mail accounts of people. and not just celebrities and famous people
tactics brought an end to one of rupert murdoch's most-read papers. it's friday, july 8th. >> from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good friday morning. i'm peggy bunker. >> i'm daniel sieberg in for rob nelson. it was probably no easy decision for rupert murdoch to shut down "the news of the world" after this widespread hacking scandal. so his son broke the news. as the british government launches an investigation, you could call it the end of "the world," this paper had a storied legacy early on. it wasn't quite such a tabloid publication and it did win awards recently. boy, it's turned the corner into more scandalous, controversial stuff. >> definitely gone tabloid. which you know, some papers really have in order to stay alive. that doesn't mean their practices are legit. >> it was a big-selling paper. >> there you go. >>> also coming up, what will happen to casey anthony when she's let out of jail in nine days? how many questions now about her future. also hererase after this acquittal. many people wondering what will happen next. and kind of horrifying enough, many people a
leader is speaking out against the murdoch media empire. personal details about gordon brown's family life suddenly showed up in the headlines of a murdoch-owned paper. now brown is demanding answers. abc's jeffrey kofman reports from london. >> reporter: just before gordon brown became britain's prime minister, he and his wife discovered their infant son had cystic fibrosis. that private family trauma was suddenly splashed across the front page of the murdoch-owned "sun." brown says it was devastating. >> in tears. your son is now going to be broadcast across the media. sararaand i were incredibly upset about it. >> reporter: and another murdoch paper, "the sunday times," was allegedly using known criminals to hack into brown's tax records, his bank accounts. brown says it was a vendetta because murdoch didn't like his politics. >> i'm shocked. i'm genuinely shocked to find this happened. because of the links with criminals, known criminals, who are undertaking this activity. >> reporter: even the royals were targeted. there are damning allegations that murdoch management knew years
of the world's largest and oldest newspapers owned by media mogul rupert murdoch. new signs that it could have spread all of the way to the u.s. jeffrey kofman has more for us. >> good morning to you, robin. here's the final issue of the news of the world. this scandal did not die with the death of the newspaper. all eyes on a huge american company, news corporation. rupert murdoch rushed to london to try to contain the damage. while he arrived he was reading the last news of the world. his empire now under siege. in its pursuit of sensational stories the news of the world crossed the line into criminal activity. the public has lost faith. >> i think it does need to go for what it's done. >> reporter: rebeck kari brooks, she was editor a decade ago. she gets to keep her job and so does james murdoch who runs the british arm of the company. he, too, said it wasn't his fault. >> i acted on the advice of executives and lawyers with a completion investigation. >> reporter: the ultimate boss james could face prosecution under u.s. and british business law. if convicted, jail time. >> while brooks a
new with today's allegations that not one but three murdoch papers breaking the law, sometimes use hardened criminals to break stories. it was the most personal and private family matter, in 2006 just before gordon brown became britain's prime minister they found their infant son had cystic p cystic fibrosis. >> they would mow me they had this story about fraser's medical condition and told me they would run it. >> reporter: how did that happen? >> in tears. >> another scandal about it. and with it for the first time it is spreading beyond "news of the world." allegations that murdoch's son own the awe dust sunday times look broke the law to get stories. >> i'm wondering if you can help me. that call to a law office who was said to be an accountant working and looking at the financial times looking for some dirt. the questiroyal's reporter cliv goodman asked for carne from andy soleson to buy the green book which contains all the confidential phone numbers of the royal family and their staff. in that e-mail goodman says a proil protection officer has a stolen company and wants $1,6
right now with it. j. holmes. >> the news we're just getting in may not be good for the rupert murdoch empire. word now that the fbi is looking into the whole hacking scandal. the scandal now of news international, started in great britain, but it has now a chance to possibly make it over to the united states, but we have confirmed through the fbi that they are now, law enforcement sources, that the fbi is now looking no this hacking scandal in which journalist who worked for news international and tabloids over in great britain possibly tried to hack into the phone numbers of 9/11 victims and possibly some other u.s. citizens, so now this scandal that started over in great britain has a chance to make it to the united states and the fbi it appears right now is getting involved. we'll have much more on this still developing story throughout the next couple of hours here on cnn. also coming up for you this hour, the man accused of killing and mutilating an 8-year-old boy is arraigned in court. the charges, first-degree kidnapping and first-degree murder. we will take you there coming up
murdoch. new signs that it could have spread all of the way to the u.s. jeffrey kofman has more for us. good morning, jeffrey. >> reporter: good morning to you, robin. here's the final issue of "the news of the world." this scandal did not die with the death of the newspaper. all eyes on a huge american company, news corporation. rupert murdoch rushed to london to try to contain the damage. while he arrived he was reading the last news of the world. the paper that helped establish what is now a $33 billion global empire. the paper he decided he had to kill. his empire now under siege because in its pursuit of sensational stories, "the news of the world" crossed the line into criminal activity. the public has lost faith. >> i think it does need to go for what it's done. >> reporter: rebekah brooks was editor a decade ago when many of the alleged crimes were committed. she gets to keep her job. and so does james murdoch who runs the british arm of the company. he, too, said it wasn't his fault. >> i acted on the advice of executives and lawyers with a completion in
rupert murdoch's media empire has now spread to the united states. congressional lawmakers are asking the fbi to investigate whether murdoch's newspapers tried to hack into the phone records of september 11th victims. today a ninth man was now arrested in connection with phone hacking at the "news of the world." this time it was a top editor. >>> in india's financial capital mumbai is on high alert after three bombings rocked the city at rush hour. investigators are combing debris trying to determine which terror group is behind the attack which killed at least 17 people and wounded more than 140. >>> and new evidence this morning that any recovery in the housing market is still a long way off. foreclosure activity actually rose by 4% last month compared to may. now analysts expect at least 800,000 homes will be repossessed this year alone. they say that number would be far higher, but banks are actually backed up trying to process all the defaults. >>> and finally, the academy awards of the sports world. they are espn's espy awards complete with red carpet fas
's attempt to yield off schizophrenia until he's convicted at trial. >>> rupert murdoch's company is considering selling all of its british newspapers in the wake of that massive phone hacking and bribery y andal. and also this morning, we just got word that murdoch has withdrawn his bid to buy the british sky networking in the wake of the scandal surrounding his other media holdings. >>> a couple fishermen off the california coast got a little more action than they bargained for. home video shows them reeling in a thresher shark. and as you're about to see, and perhaps not surprisingly, things didn't go quite as planned. scotty westguard and david saldamando of santa barbara describe themselves as hard-core anglers. but this takes hard core to a new level. >> all of a sudden, that reel starts screaming and there's no sound like a reel screaming to get you excited. >> reporter: struggling for more than half an hour he finally reeled in this eight-foot-long thresher shark grabbing the tail head down but then the shark strikes back. >> got to lean away. lean away. >> right then the
. >>> rupert murdoch's company is considering selling all of its british newspapers in the wake of that massive phone hacking and bribery scandal. that's according to "the wall street journal" which murdoch also owns. it says the company is already looking for potential buyers for the son and "times" of london. >>> a couple fishermen off the california coast got a little more action than they bargained for. home video shows them reeling in a thresher shark. as you're about to see, things didn't go quite as planned. scotty westguard and david saldamando of santa barbara describe themselves as hard-core anglers. this takes it to a new level. >> there's no sound like a real screaming to get you excited. >> reporter: struggling for more than half an hour he finally reeled in this eight-foot-long thresher shark grabbing the tail head down but then the shark strikes back. >> got to lean away. lean away. >> right then the shark just bucks and i cannot get enough leverage to do anything about it so it just flipped me instantly and i was in the water. >> reporter: overboard you can see the shark dangero
hacking scandal by the british tabloid "news of the world." the paper owned by rupert murdoch is under fire for also hacking into the phones of a 13-year-old murder victim and families of soldiers killed in afghanistan. staffers are also accused of paying off police f f stories. arrests are sasa to be imminent. >>> now here's diane sawyer with a preview of nighghs "world news." diane? >> well, josh, as we've been talking this morning, tonight on "world news," jaycee dugard i i going to speak for the first time about 18 years of captivity. she was 11 years old when she was taken. horrible sexual abuse and she will talk emotionally about the birth of her child and also what it means to survive. lessons for us all about loving our lives every single day and that is coming up tonight on "world news," josh. >> thank you, diane. an extraordinary thing to wrap your mind around. you sat with her earlier. diane has the first interview with jaycee dugard. it is going to be absolutely compelling. >> it will be. thank you, josh. >>> let's check in now with the buzziest showbiz headlines and trends
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